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Chris Turney

Prof. Chris Turney
ARC Laureate Fellow

Earth and Environmental
Climate Change Res. Centre & School of Biological
University of New South Wales
The Queen’s Drive
Sydney, NSW 2052

Phone: +44 (0)1392 263331
Fax: +44 (0)1392 263342
E-mail: c.turney(at)
URL Institution:
Personal URL: link

Additional functions:
Asian and Australasian Regional Editor for the Journal of Quaternary Science.

President to the INQUA Sub-Commission for Tephrochronology and Volcanism.

Co-hosted virtual workshop on tephra extraction methods; website:

Leader of Oz INTIMATE (part of the INQUA-funded AUSTRALASIAN INTIMATE palaeoclimate programme); website:

Key Publications of Chris Turney (up to five) :
Turney, C. (2006) Bones, Rocks and Stars: The Science of When Things Happened. Palgrave Macmillan, London (website: Currently being translated into Spanish, Chinese (Taiwan) and Finnish.

Turney, C.S.M. and Palmer, J. (2007) Does the El Niño-Southern Oscillation control the interhemispheric radiocarbon offset? Quaternary Research, 67, 174-180.

Turney, C., Baillie, M., Clemens, S., Brown, D., Palmer, J., Pilcher, J., Reimer, P. and Leuschner, H.H. (2005) Testing solar forcing of pervasive Holocene climate cycles. Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, 511-518.

Turney, C.S.M., Kershaw, P., Clemens, S., Branch, N., Moss, P. and Fifield, L.K. (2004) Millennial and orbital variations of El Niño/Southern Oscillation and high-latitude climate in the last glacial period. Nature, 428, 306-310.

Morwood, M.J., Soejono, R.P., Roberts, R.G., Sutikna, T., Turney, C.S.M., Westaway, K.E., Rink, W.J., Zhao, J.-X., van den Bergh, G.D., Due, R.A., Hobbs, D.R., Moore, M.W., Bird, M.I. and Fifield, L.K. (2004) Archaeology and age of Homo floresiensis, a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia. Nature, 431, 1087-1091.

Expertise of Chris Turney:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
PAGES TopicsClimate Dynamics
Human Impacts
Biogeochemical Cycles
PAGES TimescalesPleistocene (glacial-interglacial cycles)
Holocene (10,000 years)
Last Millennium
Abrupt Events
PAGES LocationGlobal
Northern Hemisphere
Southern Hemisphere
High Altitude
PAGES ParametersTemperature
PAGES ArchivesLake Sediments
Tree Rings
PAGES ProxiesTephra

Specialties of Chris Turney: Climate and environmental change; human evolution, migration and adaptation; chronology

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